Bug 124466 - Pop up 'start menu' on C-ESC
Pop up 'start menu' on C-ESC
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2004-05-26 16:10 EDT by Ed Avis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-10 00:10:42 EST
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Description Ed Avis 2004-05-26 16:10:28 EDT
(I have filed this bug against gnome-panel because it is a request for
an enhancement to the panel, but the package to be changed might be

In Microsoft Windows one can press C-ESC (control-escape) to pop up
the 'start menu'.  In the default Fedora installation there is a
similar 'start menu' by clicking the icon at the left of the panel,
but it does not appear on C-ESC.

Making the menu appear on that keypress would help some users
migrating from Windows (not all; some may be used to pressing the
'Windows' key instead) and it would be a useful shortcut anyway.  I
don't think the C-ESC key sequence is used for anything else in the
default Fedora desktop.
Comment 1 petrosyan 2004-06-03 22:49:40 EDT
currently it is bound to Alt-F1, but I agree that it would be better
to bind it to Ctrl-Esc
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-06 14:36:15 EDT
I consistently change it to Ctrl-Esc myself too ...

Moving to metacity - the default is set there
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2004-08-08 23:06:57 EDT
Needs to go upstream and get run by Calum
Comment 4 Colin Charles 2004-08-10 08:49:43 EDT
Talking to Calum, they do this for JDS too, but they've never
upstreamed it! But he mentions that he'll be happy for it to be
upstream'ed (as its also a patch less for them to maintain)

<calum> byte: ideally the Windows key would also do that (that's the
one I always go for, not C-Esc), but our patch doesn't do that...
<calum> byte: I guess that would mean being able to assing two
shortcuts to the same function though, which I guess metacity can't
currently do (think I opened a bugzilla bug about that a long time

So this RFE can go ahead, quite possibly
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2004-08-10 11:54:08 EDT
Calum is right that there can only be one shortcut, so we'd have to
break the existing one.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2004-11-10 00:10:42 EST
Moving to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157824

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